LA Chargers: Notable NFL dads/sons that played for the Chargers

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LA Chargers: The sons

Joey Bosa (2016-present)

I do not have to tell you how good Joey Bosa is. He is one of the best edge rushers in the entire league and he is still only 24 years old. He is already putting up fantastic numbers and has not even hit the prime portion of his career.

Bosa is entering a contract year and the hope, at least among the fans, is that the LA Chargers lock him down long-term as he has the potential to be the best edge rusher in franchise history if he keeps at his current pace.

Bosa not only has a brother that is currently in the NFL in Nick, but his dad, John, also played in the league.

John Bosa played just three years in the NFL from 19871989 and recorded seven career sacks. It took Joey seven games to surpass his dad.

It is not just his dad and brother, though. Bosa’s cousin is Jake Kumerow, a current wide receiver on the Green Bay Packers, his grandfather is Palmer Pyle, who played in the NFL from 1960 to 1966, his great uncle is Mike Pyle, who played from 1961 to 1969 and his uncle is Eric Kumerow, who played three years in the NFL and played two with John Bosa.

Talk about a football family.

Charlie Whitehurst (2006; 2012-2013)

Charlie Whitehurst was never anything more than a backup quarterback for the LA Chargers but he is a recent name that has been with the team that every current fan knows about. Ironically, Whitehurst never attempted a pass for the Chargers.

His father, David Whitehurst, did have more staring chances in his career but was not exceptional. He played in the league from 1977-1983 and started 37 games with a 16-20-1 record.

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In the not-so-distant future, we might hopefully see Philip Rivers’ son in the NFL and I would absolutely be thrilled to see a Rivers back in the powder blue.